Water Matters make visible my experience of the waters of four North Carolina Rivers and the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans. The works trace the movement of each body of water and document my findings at specific sites. Working outdoors allows me to physically and sensually experience the topography, climate, time and space of each place. The relationship between beauty and danger, the ephemeral and durable is always present

Other images can be seen in the Ocean Drawings and River Project sections. Water Matters and River Project were supported by a grant from the United Arts Council.

Water Matters
Marty Baird Water Matters acrylic on canvas
On the Haw
2010
acrylic on canvas
18" x 18"
Marty Baird Water Matters acrylic on canvas
Water Matters
2010
acrylic on canvas
18" x 18"

Marty Baird Water Matters acrylic on panel
River
2009-2011
acrylic on panel
36" x 12"
Marty Baird Water Matters acrylic on panel
Water
2009-2010
acrylic on panel
36" x 12

Marty Baird Water Matters ink on Arches paper
Salt Water Swamp
2009
ink on Arches paper
60" x 22.5"
Marty Baird Water Matters ink on Arches paper
Big Salt Swamp
2009
ink on Arches paper
60" x 26"

Marty Baird Water Matters ink and acrylic on canvas
Swamp
2009-2012
ink and acrylic on canvas
38" x 15"
Marty Baird Water Matters acrylic on linen
Red Couch
2010-2013
acrylic on linen
44" x 20"

Marty Baird Water Matters acrylic on linen
River Wide
2010-2013
acrylic on linen
66" x 30"
Marty Baird Water Matters acrylic on linen
The Roanoke
2009-2010
acrylic on linen
60" x 22"

Marty Baird Water Matters acrylic on linen
River Deep
2010-2013
acrylic on linen
66" x 30"
Marty Baird Water Matters ink on Arches paper
Rocks to Tupelos
2009
ink on Arches paper
26.75" x 11"

Marty Baird Water Matters ink on Arches paper
Lower Haw
2010
ink on Arches paper
38" x 11"
Marty Baird Water Matters ink on Arches paper
Near Bynum Bridge
2010
ink on Arches paper
34" x 15.5"

Marty Baird Water Matters ink on Arches paper
Down River
2009
ink on Arches paper
60" x 26"
Marty Baird Water Matters ink on Arches paper
Frogs to Alligators
2009
ink on Arches paper
60"x 26"

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